Richard Stallman

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Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it's a success. It's not popularity for our code but it's success for our goal.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In the US, you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.More Richard Stallman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbour, is a terror tactic.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose many people will continue moving towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Globalizing a bad thing makes it worse. But globalizing a good thing is usually good.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm always happy when I'm protesting.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I did write some code in Java once, but that was the island in Indonesia.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave you alone.More Richard Stallman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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